Peter Berg Has ’40 Different’ Story Ideas For ‘Hancock 2′

Despite lots of interest, “Hancock 2″ has yet to take flight. Back in 2009, screenwriters were hired and the cast of Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman seemed back on board, but the movie stalled out due to scheduling issues.

Recently, there’s been a renewed interest in the project. Director Peter Berg let it slip that Smith had some great new ideas for the sequel that the two of them had been toying around with. MTV News caught up with Berg recently while he was promoting his new film “Battleship” to try to get the record straight. Turns out a “Hancock 2″ will definitely happen … if he and Smith are able to actually meet with one another.

“I’ve talked to Will Smith about it several times. We’re just all busy, you know? It sounds lame, but we’re busy and it’s hard to get everybody in the same room,” Berg said. “Will’s got his career and he’s obviously very close with his children and their careers are taking off and if we can all figure out a way to get in the same room to hash out a script … then we’ll make the movie.”

It sounds like that means “Hancock 2″ is still a ways off, but at least Berg and Smith do have ideas about the project. Berg wasn’t kidding when he said Smith was tossing around some storylines, but the problem is that they can’t decide which one they want to use.

“We’ve come up with like 40 different storylines. We all change our minds all the time so we’re like hyperactive little kids. Like, ’Oh man, it would be cool if the Internet started a competition on how to kill Hancock?'” Berg teased. “That was one idea we had.”

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